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different programs of uses covered across the park and the multiuse green is about the same size as the bosh park just to give you a frame of reference to the scale. >> so here is a detail of the locating some playground for the expecting ground in the eastern neighborhoods, and how the relationship of building 49 and slip way four and the multiuse lawn could work. here is how we address the grade issue between illinois street and we will introduce a 19th street that will allow the access in the park and alleviate the traffic that uses the 20th street in the shipyard and to access the shipyard operation and how we treat slip way four and recognizing the world war i and world war ii elements and just kind of showing how that gets terrorists and created the entry plaza with the crane and pushing out the other crane to
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align with 18th street and create an amp a theater type of use right there at the entrance and here is again, looking at how we address the grade issue and recognize both the world war i and ii features. and this is a view of what it will look like at 19th street and looking north east. again, how do we address and treat the function of the slip way to make it active and lively? the function as a recreation and the open space and the consultants have come up with an interesting designs and using keel blocks which are blocks that are used to construct and repair ships. this is how we can use this as furnishing and play equipment and activate the space and provide the flexibility of not having them for permanent but being able to move them for special events. >> we are looking at what are
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the historic ships that were built there and other historic things built and there are three things that exist today, the uss olynpia and it was built at pier 70 and the uss sulivan in new york city and was built there and the transbay were all built at pier 70, how could we take these historic facilities across the country and interpret them? and we are looking at outlining them in the slip way to recognize them and interpret them and offer possibly a partnership with the non-profit agency to do something about the existing structures that were built here. just an example. moving over to the east, building 109 and the 110 four court area. 109 could be the major park
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entrance and you come to the park and with directly north towards the bay bridge. and come out into a bosk of trees adjacent to the building, 110. and save the historic rail lines that mark talks about to interpret them and recognize what the site was used for. and now, moving on to slip way, the slip way gardens. this is what we are talking about excavating, the slip ways 2, 3, to mimic the natural form of them and bring the bay back in and this is what it will look like at low tide and this is what it might look like at high tide and based on some of the public comments that we received to date, this wharf area that cuts across the areas two and three it looks like we might be removing that because of the way that it bifurcates the site from the water front and then moving lastly to the shore line of the north to the site and the circulation and this is how the pathway will come from the restaurant across
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to the slip way four and arrive at the crane and you will have the option to walk south to 19th street or walk into slip way four and create the shore line, and kind of urban beach, in that area for the human powered boaters, but also anyone that wants to rec create and get down and touch the bay and just some illustrations on how that might look and then the next few slides that will show that there is pedestrian through and around the park and shore line access in the blue here is how the vehicular access could work for the boaters who want to drop off for the park and here is how, the human powered boaters will access it from the water and the land and where we will have the storage for those types of boats and usage. and lastly, just talking about the sea level arrival and we have done an analysis that says that if we leave the park alone today this is what will happen
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in 2100. the entire site will be pretty much under water, and we will have a bit of more innudatio n it would mean, the high water and we are protecting the park. and just to let the folks know that we are looking at storm water and infiltration and then the project budget and how we say that currently we have about 21 million dollars for this project. and from the 2008 and 2012 parks bond and we anticipate the total budget for the 9 acres at 45 million dollars. and so we are looking at how we would have phased the project and here is a break down of the costs and you see a lot of them around 19 million dollars. so initially what we are
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looking at is phase one of delivering slip way four and the mixed green and a lot of the shore line clean up and phase two, or phase three, could actually happen as part of a second phase, depending on what occurs. we think that phase three will likely occur with that adjacent development. and lastly as mark indicated. what this illustrates is the port's pier 70 preferred plan that was presented to the commission in 2007 sinces 2010, when we finished we divided the site into three subareas and we have the ship repair and the cove area and the historic core and the water front sites and we are working on the park which we just presented through a competitive selection
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process, and we the term sheet was approved earlier this summer and the water front site that we selected for the city through a competitive bid process and it is a 26 acre site with three historic resources, and they are adaptablely reusing and the term sheet was approved by the port and the board of supervisors this summer and we have been closely working with the bae ship repairs to make sure that it stays there and an important tenant in this industrial use and they have invested 12 million in the ports in the last few years, the business last year was the highest that it has been since the navy left the bay area and mark mentioned the submission of the natural register of the historic district and on both on all of these issues we are coordinating closely are the staff and with that, we are available for any questions,
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thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> do we have any questions? >> commissioner? >> this is fantastic. project and i have been following this for some time, and i think that there is one kind of lingering thing that i have had about the park and the over all master planning for the 69 acres, you know, over all and that is that the site is so fascinating from a geographical and geological viewpoint as far as et indicational value. i mean that it has been transformed, you know, it used to be... taken down and we had that long bridge that at one time went from the site all the way over to the creek, as i remember. those kinds of land use transformations and i guess that where is that kind of information?
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is that going to be plugged into some of this other interpretation? or is that going to come over more into the forest city and the orton area? i think that is a fascinating piece of history about the site. >> no, the port staff and our development partners, we realize and recognize the need to do the interpretation across the entire site and so we think that the park might be the project that drives it first but we are in early conversations with our partners on how we do not only interpretation for just the parks site but how we interpret the entire site so that it reads as a unified program and so that is something that we are definitely thinking about and working towards developing a plan for. >> >> fantastic, what you have done so far. >> thank you. >> thank you, commissioner pearlman? >> yes, i want to congratulate you all. i mean that it is really incredible what you are doing there, i know the area well and
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i go through there all of the time and i was thrilled that i first heard that tim kelley had written the reports on the cranes and so years ago and so i knew this was coming and i love the idea, also, it is like the slip away two and three are the high line of new york and whatever was there now, is kind of in terms of the plant life is encouraged to propagate there as well. >> and the only comment that i have is that you had in the slip way four and in the keel park the skateboarding and the picnic area and it was skateboarding slash picnic and i thought, number one i am going to picnic and skateboard at the same time. >> if they are there i will not want to be picnicking there, it does not seem like a realistic thing and the idea that all of the blocks are there and they can be moved around and which of course will be the most attractive thing to skateboarders i would imagine. it could just be problematic in
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terms of the conflicts of the use guide and over all the traces and all of those things, are just beautifully done and i think that it is going to be incredible addition to san francisco and the water front, thank you. >> and i just wanted to thank mark and david and the staff that we have been working on all of these pro-jeblgts and we have been working on the water front and all of the projects and we have been taking a larger look at it and i made a presentation to the port commission and the planning commission about a history of the water front planning and how all of these projects are really implementing not only the city's and the port's water front land use plan but also implementing the plans that we did which are much and many of what has touched the water and really we are about how to bring the water and the neighborhoods together and so all of these projects the public spaces that the development and the orton development site as well and the city site are all about
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bringing the neighborhoods to the water and vice versa and i want you to know that we are working closely with the port on all of these projects to make sure that the plans are implemented the way that they were intended ethank you. >> yeah, i wanted to second some of the other comments that were made and to say that a lot of park designers have a fear of kind of industrial sites that they want to make them all pretty and not erase the investor heritage and i appreciate that that heritage is being kept and that but i would also encourage you to get rid of that wharf that might be gone and i don't think that you need it and will help as well with the budget. and i would encourage you to simplify that perk >> i have a couple of comments as well. it is just stunning and there has got to be one of the only shipyards that you have turned into a park i don't know. obviously this will be an example for the nation as well as honestly probably anywhere
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in the world. and one thing that i already have the port folks here is that i would love to make my pitch and i made it to ram before and it is not just in seattle, they have a pocket park and a beach. and you get away from the traffic and you hear the water on the beach and it is fantastic and so i love seeing the water meeting this park. but i would love to promote it in more spots along the wharf downtown and stuff so you can drop in and where that new park is down at brannen and i would love if we had a pork ket beach, otherwise, i would agree, anything interrupting your access to the water i would love to see not there. slip way two and three and that would be great if it that was open. >> anyone else. >> no. >> and fantastic, thank you guys very much. and any public comment on this? to be official? >> no. and great. we are done. and we are adjourning in the
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memory of alice kerri and all of the work that she has done in the buildings and also for the movement in preservation, and again to alice kerri. ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hello, welcome to meet our district supervisor. i've neon norm from district 7 which includes accident twin peaks and san francisco wood and other neighbors neighborhood today, we'll get to know him and talk about the tough issues. welcome supervisor thank you for joining us
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let's talk about our background. i was born in san francisco and i grew up in the north area and basically went to the public schools and jean parker and san frays parker. i lived in this area and from there, i went to city college then i went to cal and received my bachelors in civil engineer and worked there for about a decision that's not where my passion was so i left the job and went back to school and never turned back. that's what i've been doing pretty much all my life in the classroom or working on organizations that will focus on
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children and families. that's a little bit about my bathed >> born and raised san franciscan good for you. why did you choose to stay in the city >> i love the city. i'm very passionate about the city. i made the decision to focus on children and the families. i keep on asking the same question when i was younger why would i want to focus my efforts in san francisco. are there other places in the world where i could make a difference. i'm talking about the late 50s and 60s. there was at that time, a lot of population coming in from china.
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it was an opportunity for me to help people that were struggling in awe second amendment and getting used to things over here. >> what motivated you to get involved in politics. >> part of my motivation i guess you have to look at where i started. i as i mentioned he earlier i wanted to help people and at the time it was children and family. after many, many years of serving people i realized in providing services that somehow, i have to impact the decision-makers so i started advocating on issues i cared about. i was somewhat effective and wouldn't it be nice if i could
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do something different i ran an organization for 20 years. i felt i needed to grow as much as the impact i made the decision to leave the organization and asked myself now what. i want to make a bigger impact that's when i ran for the school board. people said you you've been involved in the issues and being in the classroom and one that grew up and having two daughters it seems like a natural thing to get into. i judgment into being an elected official >> you've worked on the school board house has that prepared
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you. >> there's a couple of of things that prepared me to be on the board of supervisors. number one i not only came in there the ranks vs. the youth director and tutoring uneven he run your organization and you can't miss like running the organization especially, when you're faced with cuts how do you handle the cuts. and in better years when you get some center funding how can you use that funding effectively. so those opportunities helped me to be on the school board. for 8 years on the school board we had to talk about kit because
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of state funding. again, it grew my experience in how do you handle this and work with the community to make those. and once you do that how to you articulate that. those experiences lend themselves really well. >> we're going to talk about the budgeting but what did you learn about campaigning. it was really interesting on the school board you have to campaign citywide. and when you do it citywide you can talk about the issues by nobody confessors about the same
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issues. you have to do it at two levels. one you need to focus on the district issues at the same time there's a lot of special interest groups that are not focused on those issues but we're on the citywide issues. you have this tension how do you balance it so people who care about the citywide issues what makes sense to them. i made a decision citywide issues are also going to be there but if i'm going to run i have to look at the interesting issues. so i listened to people. it was early on i made the decision to start knocking on
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doors and asking people and say i'd like to hear about your issues. it's really difficult to do that after awhile because people asked what's our platform. i didn't have a platform i listened to people my platform was on what people are interested in >> i mentioned that citywide issues are different. >> there are many issues one of the things is counts economy in san francisco is improving a lot. we didn't take a hit like the rest of the country. i look at the stats today and
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how are the wider margins in cal how do we sustain, you know, that growth so everybody can prosper. it shouldn't be just for the wall street folks but it should be for the mainstream. so that's one of the things it's always a challenge in the city to make sure there's prosperity for all >> san francisco is always facing cuts and whether or not to increase taxes how will you approach those. well, that first of all, i'd like to say as i mentioned earlier when i was the executive
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director of an organization and being on the budget committee for 8 years. one of the things i've learned from being an administrator i does not - my values would be we don't spend more than what we have and if we don't have enough there's two things you can do you can cut things or look for more revenues. for me, i would be taking the same approach how to generate more revenues for the services the city needs. and if we need to cut we don't have the revenues where do we cut. those are some basic things i believe we need to protect the safety net forepeople that are the most vulnerable and education issues would be very
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high on my priority particularly childcare. the services for zero to 5. it's a benefit for not only the young but also for the working parents >> you mentioned varies needs for people that are vulnerable in the city what do you think about the housing needs and what should is about addressed. >> the housing needs are growing and where do we meet the grouth growth. district 7 that there's a tendency for anywhere to say yes, we understand we need growth but don't change my neighborhood. i'm sorry for me, i feel like everywhere in san francisco needs to be a part of the
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solution and that if there's opportunity to provide some growth in housing we should do that. there's always being to be tension of don't do it here. i'll listen to folks is this too much, too little and still be part of the solution. part of it you allow for some growth and have you have to be smart. how do you work with the community. it's important for me that my you type of development to ask this is what we're envisioning what adjustments do we need to make? i've seen that on ocean avenue forensic they built a
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supermarket and by the time you - they went through a process where the community was satisfying but it - and i think i'm supportive of last year's proposition where we're going to be able to have more funding that's part of the solution. can we make sure there's other housing stock in san francisco so we want to keep the university here. almost everybody wants i don't care where you are people want a diverse society in san francisco that's not just begin about affordable housing
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>> and what are your plans on park merced. >> there was a lot of discussions and i could have gotten engaged in a hypothetical. there's also a lawsuit that's pending so let's play that out because i have no influence, you know, under any decision or lawsuit that the court is hearing. so my commitment to the residents out there as i look at the agreement and there were some promises to the occurring residents and i said my commitment is i said i will do
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everything in my power to make sure those commitments are made. they could have been skeptical but a lot of the residents believed me and there's been - been asked to leave several times over the last 2 decades and each time i've stepped in and working in partnership with the school itself to help it stay there. that example was very powerful for the residents there >> i mentioned a little bit about your district what are some of the other issues. >> it's interesting there's going to be many, many i

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